A lot of cooking has to do with the precision and shape of your cuts of various herbs or vegetables. Most people don’t realize how much it can affect the flavor and texture of a dish. If you are looking to take your cooking to the next level, focus on the shape and precision of your cuts. One of the easiest to learn is how to Chiffonade Basil. Use this on your next homemade pizza or pasta and you will be amazed at how much nicer your dish looks and tastes!
Stack the Basil leaves starting with largest leaf on the bottom and working up to the smallest on top.
Roll the leaves like you’re wrapping a burrito.
Using a chef’s knife, slice the Basil to create fine ribbons.